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AS3219 American Business and Technology:
From the Armory System to Microsoft
Semester 1 2000-2001
Dr. Ian Gordon
AS7/02-29
Ph. 874 4694

Lecture 2
The Corporation and Management, Trusts and Anti-Trust Laws, Taylorism and Beyond

Reading:
Blackford, Mansel G. and K. Austin Kerr. Business Enterprise in American History. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1994.  Chapter 5.  NUS Library Holdings

Additional:
Braverman, Harry. Labor and Monopoly Capital: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1974. NUS Library Holding
Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution In American Business. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press, 1977. NUS Library Holdings
Dewey, Donald. The Antitrust Experiment in America. New York: Columbia University Press, 1990. NUS Library Holdings
Kanigel, Robert. The One Best Way: Frederick Winslow Taylor and the Enigma of Efficiency. New York: Viking, 1997. NUS Library Holdings
Marchand, Roland. Creating the Corporate Soul: The Rise of Public Relations And Corporate Imagery in American Big Business. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998. NUS Library Holdings
Skidelsky, Robert. "Giant: Review of Morgan: American Financier by Jean Strouse." New York Review of Books 46, no. 8 (1999): 4-7. Web Version
Sklar, Martin J. The Corporate Reconstruction of American Capitalism, 1890-1916 : The Market, The Law, And Politics. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1988. NUS Library Holdings
Tedlow, Richard S. The Rise of the American Business Corporation. Philadelphia: Harwood Academic Publishers, 1991. NUS Library Holdings

THE NATURE OF WORK IN AMERICA NOW
newThe Liberated, Exploited, Pampered, Frazzled, Uneasy New American Worker,  New York Times Magazine, (March 5, 2000) Web version
newMichael Lewis, "The Artist in the Gray Flannel Pajamas," New York Times Magazine, (March 5, 2000) Web version
newNina Munk, "The Price of Freedom," New York Times Magazine, (March 5, 2000) Web version

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